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The Demon of Rum: Ten Prohibition Propaganda Posters
The Lips That Touch Liquor
The Lips That Touch Liquor
Before there was Prohibition, there was the Temperance movement. The movement, heavily tied in with women's suffrage, aimed to give women greater political leverage so that saloons could be shut down for good. "The Lips That Touch Liquor" was a song written as a sort of Temperance anthem.
An excerpt:
The homes that were happy are ruined and gone. The hearts that were merry are wretched and lone, And lives full of promise of good things to come, Are ruined and wreck'd by the Demon of Rum.
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